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Summer Student Job Opportunity: Heritage and Sustainability Interpreter

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
Lead guided tours and track visitor records
Assist in basic heritage site conservation, restoration, and maintenance
Keep an inventory of historic artifacts in the Potato House collection
Participate in digital marketing of the organization, including social media
Assist with compost processing (we promise – it’s a good kind of grossness)
Assist professional curators to create and install high quality exhibit materials for public viewing
Assist with event planning and implementation such as garden parties, music events, education sessions, and others
Perform frontline conservation through cleaning of storage areas, displays, windows, and outside areas at the Potato House
Perform additional duties as required by the organization

Desired skills and abilities:
Candidates for the Potato House Project summer student positions must:
Be willing to work with school age children and members of the public of all ages
Have a passion for learning and a sense of creativity
Be outgoing, hardworking, and friendly
Have an interest in event planning
Be able to work both indoors and outdoors
Be able and/or willing to learn to use basic hand and power tools
Be comfortable working independently and as part of a team
Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms
Understand and follow oral and written instructions

Deadline to apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to our Executive Director, Mary Forbes, at themaryforbes@gmail.com with the subject line “Application for Summer Position” by April 15, 2022. 

Additional Information:
No specific academic background is preferred, though an interest and willingness to learn about local sustainable practices and history will be an asset. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal records check and copies of proof of enrollment will be required at the time of interview. 

Applicants must meet the requirements of Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works as follows:
Must hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Must be between the ages of 16 and 30 
Must be registered as a full time student and intent to return to school/university in Fall of 2021
Must not be employed by another employer during the summer

These positions are subject to funding from the Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works programs, full details are available here: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/heritage-organizations-students.html and https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs/screening-eligibility.html

For questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Mary Forbes, at themaryforbes@gmail.com 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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